Sam McDowell

Position
Pitcher
Years
1961–1975
Hall Rating
87
Next Ballot
Sam McDowell is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
Peak
48%
Longevity
52%

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
41.9 20.1 42.5 28.2
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos Pit
-101 -5 2 0 0 167
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1961 CLE 0.3 0.4
1962 CLE -2.3 -1.7
1963 CLE -0.4 0.1
1964 CLE 3.3 4.8
1965 CLE 5.4 7.9
1966 CLE 3.3 5.0
1967 CLE -0.3 1.6
1968 CLE 3.0 5.4
1969 CLE 3.8 6.4
1970 CLE 5.2 7.9
1971 CLE 1.9 3.9
1972 SFG -2.0 -0.7
1973 2 teams -0.8 0.4
1973 SFG -0.4 -0.1
1973 NYY -0.4 0.5
1974 NYY -0.6 -0.1
1975 PIT 0.3 0.6
BBWAA Voting Results
Year Percentage
1981
0.0%
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